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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Author: Ronald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
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Description

From the world's NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER, James and the Giant peach is a children's classic that has captured young reader's imaginations for generations.

For a limited time only, this new 2018 edition of James and the Giant Peach comes with novelty fuzzy stickers, shaped like the giant insects who travel on the peach!

James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching.

He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure.

But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There's only one way to find out . . .

"A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" - David Walliams

Reviews

"This newly-illustrated edition of an avowed children's favorite has all the makings of a classic match-up: Milne had Shepard, Carroll had Tenniel, and now Dahl has Smith...author and illustrator were made for each other, and it's of little consequence that it took almost 35 years for them to meet" --"Kirkus."

Author description

Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he'd had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years' worth of chocolate wrappers), Roald Dahl wrote some of the world's best-loved stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, The Witches, The BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and lots more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators. He has illustrated nearly three hundred books and he was Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator. He has won many awards including the Whitbread Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal and taught for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art. In 1999 he became the first ever Children's Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted in the New Year's Honours.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141365459
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Puffin
  • : September 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Black and white line throughout
  • : Ronald Dahl; Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 416
  • : Quentin Blake
  • : English
  • : Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9